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Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations (SOR/2022-111)

Regulations are current to 2023-09-13

SCHEDULE 2(Subsections 9(2) and (4) and 16(2) and paragraphs 42(1)(a) and 43(1)(c) and (2)(b))Information to Include in an Application for Registration of an Aggregation

  • 1 Information with respect to the proponent:

    • (a) their name (including any trade name or other name used by them) and civic address;

    • (b) the name, title, civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address of their authorized official;

    • (c) the federal Business Number assigned to the proponent by the Canada Revenue Agency, or, if the proponent is a charity that does not have a federal Business Number, the registered charity number assigned to them by the Canada Revenue Agency;

    • (d) a statement that the proponent is authorized, by each person carrying out the activities of each project in the aggregation, to register the project as part of the aggregation and to receive offset credits for the GHG reductions generated by that project and that they have documents that demonstrate that authorization;

    • (e) a statement that the proponent has exclusive entitlement to claim the credits issued for the GHG reductions generated by all the projects in the aggregation and that they have documents that demonstrate that entitlement;

    • (f) if applicable, information related to any direct financial incentives that have been received in respect of any of the projects in the aggregation, including the name of the programs providing the incentives, and, if applicable, the percentage of credits that the proponent agrees to forgo in accordance with an agreement pertaining to those direct financial incentives;

    • (g) a statement that none of the projects in the aggregation, previously registered by the proponent under these Regulations, has had its registration cancelled as a result of a voluntary reversal; and

    • (h) a statement that neither the proponent nor their authorized official has been found guilty of an offence under section 380 of the Criminal Code within five years prior to submitting the application for registration.

  • 2 Information with respect to the person carrying out the project activities for each project in the aggregation:

    • (a) their name, title, civic and postal addresses, telephone number and, if any, email address;

    • (b) if the registration is with respect to a sequestration project, a statement indicating whether they are the owner of the land within the geographic boundaries provided under paragraph 3(c), and, if not, the name of the owner of the land;

    • (c) a statement that they have the necessary authorizations to carry out the project activities and that they have documents that demonstrate those authorizations, including, in the case of a project that is located, in part or in whole, on private property that is not owned by person carrying out the project activities or that uses equipment that is not owned by the person carrying out the project activities, a declaration signed by the owner stating that they authorize the use of their land or their equipment, as the case may be, to implement the project; and

    • (d) a statement that they have complied with the legislative and regulatory requirements applicable to the project.

  • 3 Information with respect to each project in the aggregation:

    • (a) the civic address of the physical site, if applicable;

    • (b) the coordinates (latitude and longitude), in decimal places to five decimal places, of the site on which the project activities are undertaken;

    • (c) the geographic boundaries of the site where the project activities are undertaken and the site plan, established in accordance with the protocol;

    • (d) the project start date or, if the project has not yet started, the anticipated start date;

    • (e) the baseline conditions, set out in the protocol, that must be met prior to the start of the project to be eligible under that protocol and a description of how those conditions are met;

    • (f) a description of the project, including its name, the activities set out in the protocol that are undertaken to prevent GHGs from being emitted or to remove GHGs from the atmosphere, as applicable, and the equipment set out in the protocol used for those activities;

    • (g) a list of the sources, sinks and reservoirs that in accordance with the protocol, must be included in the quantification of the aggregate of all of the GHGs emitted and the GHGs removed from the atmosphere based on the project activities undertaken, a statement indicating whether, in accordance to the protocol, those sources, sinks and reservoirs are part of the baseline scenario or project scenario and, if applicable, the reasons for not including certain sources, sinks and reservoirs in the quantification;

    • (h) a list of the GHGs that must be quantified in accordance with the protocol, as applicable based on the sources, sinks and reservoirs relevant to the project;

    • (i) if applicable, the leakage discount factor set out in the protocol;

    • (j) an estimate of the GHG reductions that will be generated during the crediting period of the project, expressed in CO2e tonnes;

    • (k) with respect to a project, other than a sequestration project, if more than one quantification method is provided for in the protocol, the quantification method that will be used and the reason those methods were chosen;

    • (l) with respect to a sequestration project, if provided for in the protocol, which of the tonne-tonne, tonne-year or hybrid tonne-year quantification methods will be used for the duration of the project and the reason that method was chosen;

    • (m) if a quantification method provides for options, the option that will be used and the reason that option was chosen;

    • (n) in the case of a sequestration project for which the tonne-tonne or hybrid-tonne-year quantification method will be used, a copy of the reversal risk management plan and the sum of 3% and the percentage set out in the protocol and based on the reversal risk mitigation measures and monitoring activities implemented for the project;

    • (o) a statement that the project is not registered in another offset credit system and, if the project was previously registered in another offset credit system

      • (i) the name of the other system,

      • (ii) the registration number of the project, if one was assigned,

      • (iii) the registration number of any aggregation to which the project belonged in that other system, if one was assigned,

      • (iv) the project’s registration date in the other system, and

      • (v) the date on which that registration was cancelled;

    • (p) a statement that credits will not be attributed under another GHG reduction mechanism for the GHG reductions generated by the project;

    • (q) a statement of whether the project is registered to receive any type of conservation or ecosystem service payment or credit, and the name of the program in which they are registered; and

    • (r) a statement that the GHG reductions will be additional.

  • 4 Information with respect to the aggregation:

    • (a) the title of the protocol that is applicable to the projects and, if more than one version of that protocol is included in the Compendium of Federal Offset Protocols, the date of the applicable version;

    • (b) in the case of a group of projects that have previously been registered as part of another aggregation under these Regulations, the project registration numbers of each of the projects in the group;

    • (c) an estimate of the GHG reductions that will be generated by the projects that are part of aggregation, expressed in CO2e tonnes;

    • (d) the number of projects in the aggregation; and

    • (e) a description of the aggregation, including its name, the activities set out in the protocol that are undertaken to prevent GHGs from being emitted or to remove GHGs from the atmosphere, as applicable, and the equipment set out in the protocol used for those activities.

 
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